Although I've been working in the city for 3 years and living here for 1, I’ll never forget my first moments as an official New Yorker as long as I live! Days before my move, my boss said to me “the city changes you, you’ll never be the same again.” Boy was he right! While everyone has their own memories of that day, we all share so many identical experiences that give us a sense of camaraderie. This is why I’m in love with New York Magazine’s new book “My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others).” It’s a series of essays from people like Naomi Campbell, James Franco, Danny DeVito, Agnes Deyn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Mike Myers (and MANY more) on their first memories of the city. Here are a few of favorite firsts:
hailing my first taxi
my first slice of real pizza
my first bite of a Magnolia cupcake
fighting the crowds at my first designer sample sale
taking the subway downtown when I wanted to go uptown...then getting off - lost- breaking a heel - while trying to find the right line
my first apartment rat and the damage he did on my loaf of whole wheat bread
This list could go on forever and hopefully this conjures up some memories of you own. Can't wait to crack open this book!